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Interview: Chet Walker Revisits Bob Fosse's 'Pippin'

Michael Jackson didn't invent the moonwalk. Bob Fosse did.
Magic To Do
By DEBRA CASH  |  November 23, 2012

Isn't it swell?

The musical satire Chicago first hit the boards in 1975, the same year as A Chorus Line , and you could say that the two shows highlight two sides of the era's ethos: The latter follows dancers through feel-good, encounter-group-style personal affirma
MSMT's Chicago is a wry spectacle
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 06, 2010

Brush up your Porter

With its supreme Cole Porter score and its robustly entertaining book by Sam and Bella Spewack, the 1948 Kiss Me, Kate is surely one of the half-dozen best Broadway musicals.
Kiss Me, Kate at the Lyric
By STEVE VINEBERG  |  September 18, 2009

Berlin calling

If you ask someone whether they've seen Cabaret , odds are the answer will be yes. Ask Curt Columbus, and the answer is likely to be: Which one? Sitting in the upstairs theater of Trinity Repertory Company, where their production runs through October
A ‘very Trinity’ take on Cabaret
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  September 18, 2009
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On the jazz

The fluid line between repulsion and fascination is a quintessentially American seduction — think of P.T. Barnum's creepy chimerical "creatures," of Lizzie Borden, of a certain rogue hate-monger up in the Great White North. Perhaps because of the natio
Legacy's Chicago dazzles
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  July 17, 2009

SpeakEasy's The New Century, Cabaret at New Rep

The New Century , a quartet of related short plays by Paul Rudnick, takes its name from the discount department store Century 21.
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By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 26, 2009



Truth is in the eye of the beholder in See What I Wanna See , Michael John LaChiusa’s musically lush riff on stories by Japanese writer Ryunosuke Akutagawa.
See What I Wanna See; Design for Living
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  January 09, 2007

Dancing queen

Don’t anyone break Viveca Stanton’s bubble; she has a whole musical in which to do it herself.
Kirsten Childs’s Bubbly Black Girl effervesces for SpeakEasy
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  November 21, 2006

Doing the nasty

Ryan Landry swears that if there’s a more lavish musical extravaganza in town than his Cleopatra the Musical (at Machine through May 27), he’ll eat his negligee.
Cleopatra the Musical, Damn Yankees, Hiding Behind Comets, Real Hush-Hush  
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 02, 2006

Alessandrini takes aim

You might think that after 23 years and nearly two dozen savagely satirical lampoons, Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini would be forbidden from Broadway. But you’d be wrong.
Forbidden Broadway returns to Boston  
By SALLY CRAGIN  |  February 09, 2006

The White Countess

Bob Fosse’s idea that life is a cabaret is taken up by James Ivory’s film, though with little of Fosse’s verve and genius.
By BY PETER KEOUGH  |  January 18, 2006